Just Be You!

Good evening ladies and gentlemen! Tonight I come to you with a loving reminder and a bowl of ice cream with chocolate dipped waffle cone pieces and caramel swirls. Honestly, I'm already planning for seconds. Don't judge! So prior to this delicious pause that I'm taking in an almost non-stop day, I had a moment.…

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When A Person Shows You Who They Are…

The title of this post is finished with the lines "... believe them." I'm not sure who the originator of these words is. I'm really not even sure when or where it was that I first heard them. All I know is that it rings some truth. Just not the whole truth. Often times you…

What Choosing to Be Brave did for My Father on Father’s Day

Hello all! So a few days ago, most of the world celebrated Father's Day in some fashion. There were Facebook posts, Instagram pictures and all manner of media centered around honoring the fathers in our lives. Let's not forget all the special advertising that your favorite restaurants, cell phone carriers, and department stores cranked out…

Making Lemonade…

The saying, " If life gives you lemons, make lemonade", seems cliché... until your life, your world even, seems like a bunch of sour lemons. When you can't seem to get out of the cycle of financial struggle, or  your marriage stays on a roller coaster, or you constantly struggle with validation and self-esteem issues,…

That One Thing

I was going to do that one thing that I confessed I do when I'm going through something. You know, typing a particular word or phrase into Google's search engine and seeing what bloggers, experts and others have to say about it? I was literally opening a new tab on my laptop. Instead of being…

Matters of the Heart

I don't have any fancy lines for you tonight. No breathtaking soliloquy to help illustrate the point I want to make. I realize that most people follow a blog in the hopes that they will be able to read  a bit more into their own lives with someone else's words. I used to do it.…